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Google to Remove http:// From Future Chrome

Remember the old days (no, the really old days) when giving web addresses, one would include the h-t-t-p-colon-slash-slash? In an upcoming build of the Google Chrome browser, the http:// part will be no more.

Of course, that's no big worry to the majority of users since even the "www" part is often omitted these days ā€“ both in speech and typing into a browser. While most users will find themselves surfing on http, a problem could come up with trying to access ftp or https, though it seems that the upcoming Chrome will still display those when applicable.

Read more at OSNews.

  • bison88
    I skipped it a long time ago out of laziness when I figured www. gets me to the same place :).
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  • mlopinto2k1
    My website doesn't have www at all. http://professionalmike.com/
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  • Upendra09
    i just do web address and ctrl, enter

    like so

    tomshardware, ctrl+enter -> www.tomshardware.com
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  • XD_dued
    lol i still type http:// :)
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  • the_one111
    How will I know websites are encrypted with Https then?
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  • enzo matrix
    I'm currently using the dev version of chrome and when I read this article, I looked up, and there was no http://
    Didn't notice it until tom's pointed it out :)
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  • enzo matrix
    the_one111How will I know websites are encrypted with Https then?Just tried it. It still displays the "https://" but in a cool blue text.
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  • 7amood
    i like the "h-t-t-p-:-/-/" and am used to it, even though i don't use it
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  • acecombat
    the_one111How will I know websites are encrypted with Https then?Please read before making a comment:
    A problem could come up with trying to access ftp or https, though it seems that the upcoming Chrome will still display those when applicable.
    Reply
  • brendano257
    I only type "tomshardware.com" etc. Haven't done anything differently for years, except for FTP or HTTPS of course...
    Reply